Tag: empathy

Amanda Walker (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Albany Medical College


Amanda is a third year medical student at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. In 2014, she graduated from Fordham University in Bronx, New York with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in theology. She enjoys running, hiking, playing with any animals, and trying new foods in her free time. After graduating from medical school, Amanda would like to pursue a career in pediatric hematology and oncology.




My First Ethical Dilemma

It was Friday of the seventh week of my family medicine clerkship. I was tired. Tired from the day and, honestly, tired from the clerkship. I was ready for a change of pace. The next patient was Mr. S., a 30-year-old male, here for an establish care visit. I did not recognize the name. I reviewed his chart before the encounter, two visits in the system, both to the ER for cocaine-induced angina. I stereotyped him immediately. Not that this was right, but I did. I think everyone does.

Caleb Grote (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

University of Kansas Medical Center


I am a MD/PhD student that recently graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center. My PhD research was focused on the role of sensory neuron insulin signaling in the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy. I matched into orthopedic surgery at my home institution.